President Trump: Special Counsel Hurts Our Country Terribly
During a luncheon on Thursday, President Trump spoke about the issue freely.
The President was asked several questions regarding the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russia investigation. His staunchest comments though were in response to ABC News’ David Muir’s question. Muir asked the president what he’ll say to leaders around the who are watching the headlines here in the United States. Muir also inquired how he’ll answer when asked if he supports the idea of a special counsel and if he was surprised by the move.
“I believe it hurts our country terribly, because it shows we’re a divided, mixed-up, not-unified country,” said Trump. “We have very important things to be doing right now, whether it’s trade deals, whether it’s military, whether it’s stopping nuclear — all of the things that we discussed today,” he added. “And I think this shows a very divided country.”
Trump has made no secret since he took office of his disdain for any investigations into whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election. He has been further angered by the suggestions that his campaign or members of his White House participated then or continue to collude with Russia.
In a pair of tweets Thursday morning he lashed out online, calling the probe a “witch hunt.”
“This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” tweeted Trump.
At the lunch, Trump doubled down on portraying the investigation as one driven by the Democratic Party. The President is convinced that all of these events are in response to his election victory.
However, without much evidence either way being made available to the public, for now America will have to continue to watch its two-party system argue it out.